Bright, 3D cinematic experiences
Lightweight, bright and easy to use. Experience the power of 3D entertainment in your home.
The EH-TW550 is Epson’s first home cinema projector capable of delivering 3000lm. With this equally high White and Colour Light Output, you can enjoy beautiful, clear, immersive 2D and 3D images wherever you are, in any light condition.
With its slim, lightweight design, you can take the big screen experience with you, wherever you go: a friend’s house, parties or even a wedding.
Radio Frequency (RF) active shutter 3D glasses
Designed to be used with a pair of lightweight, rechargeable Radio Frequency (RF) active shutter 3D glasses, you can enjoy your content without interference - up to 10 metres away from the projector.
Straight Images Every Time
This projector is quick and easy to set up, thanks to its manual horizontal slider and automatic vertical keystone correction. Whatever the angle of the projector, you can easily align the projection to ensure a straight correct image.
Choose from a variety of colour modes to suit any enviroment
Show off your photos with the EH-TW550's slideshow function. By simply connecting your USB device to the projector, your JPEG images are projected automatically.
Watch your favourite movies during the day without having to dim the lights.
Ideal for watching in bright living rooms.
Enhance dark scenes in your favourite games for a more enjoyable gaming experience.
The perfect colour mode for viewing movies with the lights dimmed.
Choose from a wide variety of connectivity options, including HDMI and USB, to watch whatever you want: play video games, watch movies or cheer on your favourite sports team.
Connecting laptops or PCs is easy, thanks to the USB connection. Simply plug in and play your content.
Digital Projector Colour Light Output (CLO)
Epson had a bright idea -- measure the the colour light output (CLO) instead of just the white. High CLO means colours are up to 3 times brighter than 1-chip DLP projectors, meaning you don’t need to worry about your presentation displaying dark, dull images -- with an Epson projector you’ll get maximum impact.
Colour is an important part of image quality, which is why a projector’s colour brightness, given in lumens, is important to know. If it’s not as high as the white brightness, images are duller and colours may appear washed out. Measure the brightness of the red, green and blue light and the resulting value is your Colour Brightness or Colour Light Output (CLO).
Digital projectors produce colour in different ways, resulting in big differences in colour brightness. Many manufacturers only quote the brightness in lumens of their projectors’ white light. This just shows how bright a projector is when showing a plain white image; it doesn’t give the full picture.
Why choose a 3LCD projector?
As the number one projector manufacturer in Europe1, Epson leads the market in the development of projector technology. Epson projectors use a 3LCD projection engine to deliver bright, clear images that are rich in detail and colour.
Bright pictures in daylight or with the lights on, as well as in the dark
Many other projectors use 1-chip DLP2 projector systems, which create thousands of pulses of coloured light per second. They do this by shining lamp light through red, green, blue and white3 parts of a rotating colour wheel. These light pulses are then reflected by a DMD4 device, which is on a hinge and has a tiny mirror for each pixel of the image.
The series of rapid colour bursts is then projected onto the screen. The viewer's brain can't pick out the individual flickers - it mixes the basic colours that appear in succession in each pixel to come up with the final colour the viewer sees.
Epson’s 3LCD system works differently, using a combination of dichroic mirrors to separate the white light from the projector lamp into red, green and blue light. Each of the three light colours is then passed through its own LCD panel and recombined using a prism before being projected onto the screen.
With 1-chip DLP technology, colour break-up or the ‘rainbow effect’ can sometimes be seen. This occurs when the eye perceives the individual colours, and is a result of the colours being projected sequentially by the colour wheel. Epson’s 3LCD technology avoids this by including all three basic colours in each pixel of the projection, delivering superior Colour Light Output that’s easier on the eyes.
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Epson Projector Comparison Chart
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|Resolution ||WXGA 720p, 1280 x 800, 16:10 (2D) ||WXGA 720p, 1280 x 800, 16:10 (2D and 3D) ||Full HD 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 16:9 (2D and 3D) |
|Technology ||3LCD ||3LCD ||3LCD |
|Brightness ||3,000 lumens Colour Light Output ||3,000 lumens Colour Light Output ||2,000 lumens Colour Light Output |
|Contrast Ratio ||12,000:1 ||5,000:1 ||15,000:1 |
|Projection Ratio ||1.3 - 1.56:1 ||1.3 - 1.56:1 ||1.22 - 1.47:1 |
|Image Size ||33 inches - 318 inches ||33 inches - 318 inches ||34 inches - 328 inches |
|Lamp ||200W UHE ||200W UHE E-TORL ||200W UHE |
|Lamp life ||5,000 hours (normal), 6,000 hours (eco mode) ||4,000 hours (normal), 5,000 hours (eco mode) ||5,000 hours (normal), 6,000 hours (eco mode) |
|Zoom ||Optical x1.2 ||Optical x1.2 ||Optical x1.2 |
|Focus ||Manual ||Manual ||Manual |
|Keystone Correction ||Auto vertical ±30°, Manual horizontal ±30° ||Auto vertical ±30°, Manual horizontal ±30° ||Auto vertical ±30°, Manual horizontal ±30° |
|Energy Use ||270W (normal) / 201W (eco) / 0.28W (standby) ||277W (normal) / 230W (eco) / 0.4W (standby) ||287W (normal) / 217W (eco) / 0.31W (standby) |
|Speaker ||2W ||2W ||2W |
|Inputs ||VGA, Composite Video, S-Video, HDMI, USB A, USB B, RCA audio pair ||VGA, Composite Video, S-Video, HDMI, USB A, USB B, RCA audio pair ||VGA, Composite Video, HDMI x2, USB A, RS-232C, RCA audio pair, Stereo mini audio out |
|Carry Case Included ||Yes ||Yes ||No |